Ebola virus: New case emerges in Sierra Leone

Ebola virus: New case emerges in Sierra Leone Continue reading

Ebola outbreak may enter third year after new cases in Guinea

Ebola outbreak may enter third year after new cases in Guinea Continue reading

200 People to be Vaccinated for Ebola After Exposure

Sierra Leone is to vaccinate around 200 people who came into direct or indirect contact with a woman who died of Ebola on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the U.N. World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. The death of the woman, a trader from Kambia District near the border with Guinea, sets back efforts to end […] Continue reading

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone quarantines 31 health workers

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone quarantines 31 health workers Continue reading

Pregnant Ebola patient may have been contagious for days without symptoms

Pregnant women infected with Ebola may be contagious for days before they show symptoms, a group of doctors is warning in the June 18 New England Journal of Medicine. The warning is based on a single case and the woman did not actually spread the deadly infection to anyone. But laboratory tests revealed high levels […] Continue reading

Lassa Fever: New Jersey Man Dies of Rare Illness After Returning From Trip to Liberia

The unidentified man died Monday in a facility for treating hemorrhagic fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. His death is the sixth case of Lassa in the U.S. since 1969. Continue reading

W. Africa Urged to Prepare for Possible Future Outbreak of Ebola

The World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa is urging West Africa nations to prepare now for the likelihood of a future outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Continue reading

Ivory Coast shows how to keep Ebola at bay

Ever since Madame Kra first heard about Ebola in the news, she only leaves her house in the capital Abidjan when absolutely necessary. “They say the illness is fatal, that’s why everyone keeps their distance,” she says. A plastic bucket full of water stands on a table in her house, next to it are soap […] Continue reading

Liberia declared Ebola-free, but outbreak continues in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea

Liberia has been declared free from Ebola after 42 days without a new case, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)  has said. However, it has urged vigilance until the worst-ever recorded outbreak of the virus has been extinguished in neighbouring Guinea and Sierra Leone. A total of 11,005 people have died from Ebola in […] Continue reading

Liberian woman appears to have contracted Ebola through sex with survivor

Woman gets Ebola through sex Continue reading